Salted Vanilla Butterscotch Shortbread Bars

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Salted Vanilla Butterscotch Shortbread Bars
Jessie Oleson

This is a perfect bar cookie. It's a buttery, butterscotchy, rich and gooey, nutty-crunchy, and then oh my god there's salt on top sort of treat.

16
Servings
305
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 24 shortbread cookies, such as Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • One 10-ounce bag butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 Cup light corn syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Teaspoons cream
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • Coarse sea salt, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan.

Combine the cookies and melted butter in a food processor or blender with a pulse mode. Press it into the pan. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until lightly golden on the edges. Remove from the oven.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the butterscotch chips, corn syrup, butter, cream, and vanilla. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth.

Spread over crust. Sprinkle with the nuts; press down lightly. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until topping is bubbly and lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Cut into bars.

Salt Shopping Tip

Salt enhances food by adding depth and accentuating existing flavors. Be sure to have a couple types in your cupboards. Regular iodized salt for the table is typical; sea salt is also a great investment.

Salt Cooking Tip

Bland food is never good. Be sure to season every layer of your food while cooking.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
30%
Sugar
24g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Protein
2g
4%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
39µg
4%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
3.9%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
16mg
2%
Fiber
0.9g
3.5%
Folate (food)
5µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
24µg
6%
Folic acid
11µg
N/A
Iron
0.7mg
4%
Magnesium
12mg
3%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.4%
Phosphorus
38mg
5%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
57mg
2%
Sodium
137mg
6%
Sugars, added
20g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.8%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.1%

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